It’s Not the Math that’s Hard
[Editor's Note: Ann Marie talks about stealing war ponies, probability and math education in this terrific post. -Virginia]
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Hoksinato is not sure whether or not they should try to steal the war ponies. What is the probability that warriors stealing war ponies will get away?
A statistician would immediately think of this in terms of P(A|B) in other words, what is the probability of escape given that they are stealing war ponies? The answer is clearly 30%.